2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Gets 45-MPG Combined: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Gets 45-MPG Combined: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

No surprises here, but details on Volkswagen‘s new Jetta Hybrid has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Powered by a 1.4L turbocharged engine with 150-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, the hybrid is combined with a 36-hp electric motor giving it a total output around 170-hp.

Volkswagen is claiming that the Jetta hybrid will get a 45-mpg combined rating, which is around 20- to 30-percent more efficient than the standard Jetta. The hybrid will also feature a seven-speed DSG transmission that can be decoupled from the engine to give the Jetta Hybrid all-electric operation for 1.2-miles up to 44-mph in E-mode. Otherwise, the Jetta can run in all-electric mode up to 37-mph.

The Jetta Hybrid weighs in 221-lbs more than the standard Jetta, giving it a total weight of 3,531-lbs.

AutoGuide.com will have more details when the Jetta Hybrid makes its official debut today.

GALLERY: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

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  • Jayz

    Yo Volkswagen have you lost the plot mate? After years and years of campaining against hybrids, you now come up with a sub-standard one yourself. By the time you have your first gen out, others will have sold 3 generations already, several million units shipped and a profitable business machine established around hybrids.

  • C44

    Jay surely you are judging before all the info is available. At least wait to judge until the car can be reviewed. A hybrid of all things, doesn’t need to have the highest horsepower rating.

    VW did not campaign against hybrids, as much as promote the advantages of diesels… touting the available product. Sales people do that. Until recently VW was looking to Europe for its designs, and diesels are much bigger there than in the US.

  • danwat1234

    Why is VW so dumb?? Don’t use a 1.4 liter OTTO cycle gas engine! I don’t think they are even using an Atkinson cycle OTTO. VW is not very good with gas engines, take the whopping 31MPG hwy new Beetle for example.

    Come on now! It’s real easy. Put a 1.2 liter turbodiesel like you have in the European Polo and mate it to a strong hybrid drivetrain.

    Bam. Now you have more MPG than any Prius and decent acceleration due to the power of the electric motor.
    55-60MPG HWY is within reach.

    I know VW can make that 1.2L Diesel pass emissions in the USA so make it happen and beat the competition!

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